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Marxism and Revolution

  • Portland State University 1900 Southwest 4th Avenue Portland, OR, 97201 United States (map)

“This revolution is necessary, therefore, not only because the ruling class cannot be overthrown in any other way, but also because the class overthrowing it can only in a revolution succeed in ridding itself of all the muck of ages and become fitted to found society anew.”  (Karl Marx, The German Ideology (1845))

Marxism is above all else a theory of proletarian revolution. But just what do we mean when we talk about revolution? What will it actually take to overthrow capitalist society? What makes a social revolution different from a purely political one? What does the process of revolution look like, and how does it change people? And what kind of organization do we need in order to have the best chance at a successful revolution? Come to this meeting to talk more about these questions and others!

Thursday, November 2nd at 7PM
Portland State University, FAB 10
(1900 SW 4th Ave, Room 10)

Getting there early? Join us at 5:30pm to discuss the ISO's Where We Stand document -- a great primer on our organization's politics. We'll be gathering in the Smith Student Union 2nd Floor lobby right above the cafeteria. All are welcome!

Get your hands on the literature early:
Where We Stand